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School Report Card

December 2023

Dear McGlynn Elementary School Caregivers,

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. Our school’s report card is available here.

The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more. 

Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school.

The McGlynn Elementary School is home to a staff of dedicated, caring professionals and embraced by a community of families that are supportive and respectful of the quality educational opportunities offered in Medford.  With a collaborative spirit, the McGlynn staff cultivates a student-centered learning environment that fosters a high desire to learn and succeed.  Our wonderfully diverse group of students are engaged in their learning and through the safe and orderly school environment, students and teachers focus on learning tasks that deepen student understanding, strengthen academic skills, and develop a growth mindset so all students feel empowered.  With an appreciation of our multicultural world, kindness and tolerance are embedded in activities and a positive climate makes learning meaningful and enriching.  Our talented staff models good practices and uses ongoing assessments to inform instruction, to ensure that all students thrive and develop the skills and mindset necessary for the 21st century.

To improve student performance in our school, we are working on the following:

  • Narrow the achievement gap for students by 3% for students on district-adopted standardized assessments using evidence-based instructional practices to implement the curriculum with fidelity to a 75-minute Math block and 90-minute ELA block.
  • Create a culture of collaboration and appreciation for our diverse population while fostering appreciation and acceptance of the various cultures and values in the school community.
    • Ensure all families are welcomed members of the school community by increasing the use of EL teaching strategies to reach our growing EL population and actively ensure that all EL families are welcome members of the school community.
  • Ensure the use of evidence-based targeted interventions at tiers 2 and 3 of MTSSE for all students. 
    • Equipping teachers with strategies that supply students with the academic and social skills necessary to meet or exceed expectations will provide equal access to academics, support, and enrichment.  
  • Sustain and build upon partnerships with community organizations
    • To create a safe and healthy school environment through proactive planning and frequent review of assessments

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Finally, your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds. As such, you have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver,
  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact Principal Andrew O’Brien at the below contact information. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit

Andrew O’Brien
Principal, McGlynn Elementary School

Suzanne B. Galusi
Assistant Superintendent